How Did the US Take Spy Photos of the Soviet Union?

Back in the days of the Cold War the Soviet Union couldn't be accessed in a simple way and that's why the US had to find elaborate methods to spy on the Russians. Did you ever wonder about how they did it?

Actually, in order to do this the United States launched 20 satellites that each had various cameras and 60 miles of film. When the film was finished, it was shoot through the atmosphere of the Earth in a type of buckets with parachutes. Then these buckets were caught using grappling hooks by C-130 Air Force planes over the Pacific Ocean.

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